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Becoming a Single Mom

Lizz Wilson | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Lizz Wilson

The instant I caught of glimpse of that pregnancy test screen, I knew my life was going to change. Starring at the words PREGNANT laid coldly on my ba...

13 Pro Thanksgiving Tips From Mom, Because She Knows Best

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 11.24.2015 | Taste

No matter how crazy the holidays can be, you can always depend on mom to throw one heckuva Thanksgiving dinner. We asked HuffPost editors to share the...

Hand Turkeys and Paper Pilgrim Hats

Curtis Rogers | Posted 11.23.2015 | Parents
Curtis Rogers

Thanksgiving was my mother's favorite holiday. It wasn't even close. She liked Christmas but I think the whole gift-giving thing put pressure on her...

20 Ways Not to Talk to Your Teenage Daughter - Then How to Fix Things

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.21.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Teenage girls are sensitive to the way people in authority talk to them, especially their mothers. They are easily wounded, feel criticized, and vulnerable when they sense or get outright disapproval. However, mothers are only trying to shape them up to be young women and don't understand their sensitive narcissism.

How to Raise a Resilient Child

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.20.2015 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

No matter how closely parents try to manage their children's lives they can't possibly protect them from life's trials and tribulations. Indeed, parents shouldn't protect their children from those things. Parents should guide their children instead in how to effectively manage the challenges they'll face on their own.

What if It Was You in That Picture Everyone's Laughing At?

Valerie Alexander | Posted 11.18.2015 | Good News
Valerie Alexander

Hateful, mean pictures show up on the Internet every day, with people gleefully leaping in to add their ugly voices to the fray. But if we can counter that -- if we can think about the human side and the human cost of those pictures, we can make the world a kinder place and we can all be just a little better.

I'm JUST a Mom

Regan Long | Posted 11.16.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

I'm just a Mom who no longer knows what to tell her children when they ask why there is so much pain and hurt and "bad guys" in this world.

Mom's Note From Daughter With Autism Will Make You Think Twice About Your Words

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.16.2015 | Parents

Words are powerful.  Cadence is a 7-year-old Australian girl with autism and acute senses that cause her to intensely absorb her surroundings, in...

A 'Rent-A-Mom' Service For Times When You Just Need Your Mommy

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.12.2015 | Fifty

NeedAMom1 from nina on Vimeo. Young or old, there are times all of us need a mother. Like when you get sick for the first time living on your ...

Boys Are Gross

Amanda Waggener | Posted 11.13.2015 | Parents
Amanda Waggener

Last weekend I took my son, my nephew and a friend to our church youth group leader's apartment. They had plans to go get pizza then head to a local elementary school to use their gym for a game of dodgeball.

Being a Mindful Mommy

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Grainger

This is a wonderful way to still your mind, stay connected to your inner desires and be present in the moment. The more you practice these mindfulness actions, the more stillness and awareness you will experience, which will help as you journey through motherhood.

What Grieving My Mother's Death Taught Me About Gratitude

Mary Novaria | Posted 11.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Novaria

I'm currently mortified because I didn't send thank you notes after my birthday this year. The flowers have long since drooped and died, but other pre...

How Kids Interpret The Things Their Parents Say

Meredith Masony | Posted 11.10.2015 | Parents
Meredith Masony

Think twice before sharing secrets with your children, or saying anything at all. Kids have the ability to turn your words into tabloid news in a matter of minutes.

A Woman's Quest To Reinvigorate The Sacred Nature Of Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.05.2015 | Religion

Anni Daulter, an author and professional cook, was pregnant several years back when she encountered a conundrum. She searched far and wide for pregna...

Women In South Sudan Are Strong, Powerful And Resilient

Doctors Without Borders | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.04.2015 | World

A woman walks into the labor ward, straight through to the delivery table. Five minutes later her baby is born. Two hours ago, she was in active labo...

Why Being the Parent of a One-Year-Old Is Simply Exhausting

Regan Long | Posted 11.03.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

You see those commercials. Their homes are spotless; everything in place and organized -- pretty much sparkling. Their babies are always giggling and smiling. I think I'd like to make my own commercial of what it's really like to be the parent of a one year old.

Stride Through the Holidays for a Great Cause

Melissa Fenton | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
Melissa Fenton

When Denise Dollar's son was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes, of course her every waking minute became about taking care of his health. What she didn't anticipate happening was the putting of herself, and her own physical and mental health, on the back burner.

How My Mother's Death Gave Me Back My Life

Magin LaSov Gregg | Posted 10.30.2015 | Women
Magin LaSov Gregg

Our mothers are the mirrors through which we learn to see our selves, the map through which our identities first find course. Without them, who are we? Who do we become? 

Winsome Warriors -- Why Little Kids Love to Be Superheroes -- an Age of Healthy Narcissism

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

I look with joy and curiosity at a little four year old who struts in his red and blue Superman outfit that covers his skin head to toe or stands proudly in his ranger togs that include a cap, shirt, trousers and even polished leather boots! He's not even getting ready for Halloween.

Not Every Woman Wants A Child, And That's OK

Rimma Onoseta | Posted 10.27.2015 | Women
Rimma Onoseta

Although I may not understand why a woman would not want children, I respect it. A child is a huge responsibility, and carrying a human being inside your body for nine months and then raising it for years is a VERY big deal.

My Mother's Closet

Jodi Weiss | Posted 10.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jodi Weiss

My mother died of leukemia over four years back. My father and I managed the responsibilities that come with the passing of a loved one -- funeral, un...

A Beautiful Place, Without Fear

Catherine Nagle | Posted 10.21.2015 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

How do we really know whether that inner voice we hear is God's voice or our own? How many times do we try to solve problems in our own lives or try solving them for others, seeking a solution or a change for the better? And how many times have we failed?

13 Things Mothers of Boys Should Know

Sara Pittman | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment
Sara Pittman

Having two daughters in no way prepared me for the birth of my son on the 3rd go round. The dirt, the mischief, the urine! Dear God the urine. The best way to describe my handsome little beast would be to morph Dennis the Menace and Curious George.

Olivia Wilde Captures Parenting In A Single Selfie (With A Perfect Caption)

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents

Actress Olivia Wilde shared a selfie on Instagram over the weekend, telling fans that it was her "keep the kid alive" look.  "I call this ha...

Mom Battling Cancer Breastfeeds Newborn In Emotional Photos

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.19.2015 | Parents

Two poignant photographs showing a Florida mom breastfeeding her newborn son went viral earlier this year. Months later, the 31-year-old&nb...